QMS Media advised on $570m private equity takeover
Lander & Rogers has advised listed outdoor media business QMS Media on its acquisition by entities associated with Quadrant Private Equity.
Firm: Lander & Rogers (QMS Media Limited); Gilbert + Tobin (Quadrant).
Deal: QMS has entered into scheme implementation documentation with Quadrant, under which Quadrant agreed to acquire 100 per cent of the issued share capital of QMS via a scheme of arrangement in an all-cash offer of $1.22 per share. The deal valued QMS’ equity at approximately $420 million and implied an enterprise value exceeding $570 million.
Landers advised on all aspects of the scheme.
Area: Corporate, commercial disputes.
Value: $571.2 million, with an equity value of $420.6 million.
Key players: The Landers team was led by partner Peter Monk, who was supported by partners Simon Davidson and Greg McKenzie, special counsel Daniel Hickman, and lawyers Alex Dworjanyn, Jennifer Goh, Luke Callaghan and Hannah McGuire.
Deal significance: Mr Monk said: “It has been an amazing journey supporting QMS’ executive team, board and shareholders through the company’s entire life cycle as an ASX-listed entity. Over more than five years, members of our team have supported QMS moving from strength to strength in a rapidly evolving advertising and media landscape.
“From QMS’ creation via an eight-way M&A roll-up and listing on the ASX, through its four-fold expansion across Australia and overseas in as many years, and now to its public-to-private move through a scheme of arrangement with Quadrant Private Equity, life as QMS’ legal adviser is always busy, hugely rewarding and never ever dull. The team at Landers looks forward to continuing to support the business as this next chapter unfolds.”